In this lesson students will evaluate famous speeches in order to identify the ways in which the speech was effective or ineffective. We will explore several websites, which present themselves as databases holding hundreds of speeches. Students will also view a video identifying ways to overcome fear of public speaking. Students will look over the websites and choose one video recorded speech from each website to go back and watch. They will then view the last website, which will remind students of what they should be looking in each type of speech. After being reminded of the qualities of each type of speech, students will be given a chart to fill out. Students will then go back to each website and view the videos which they have previouisly chosen. As students watch the speeches, they will note the ways in which the speaker meets the requirements for a quality speech, i.e. eye contact, number of vocal fillers used, vocal pitch, appearance, etc. They will record this information of their charts. First let's learn about American Rhetoric Now let's take a look at this film on conquering fear of public speaking Conquering Fear of Public Speaking Now let's take a look at Speaking Now let's take a look at Speech Club Now let's take a look at Study Great Speaches Now let's take a look at Study Sphere Public Speaking ...


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